Introduction: How to Make Your Own Homemade Bread

About: I am a wife and a mother of two. I love reading, biking, kayaking and playing the recorder.

In this instructable, I will show you how to make delicious, homemade bread.

Step 1: Ingredients

For this recipe, you will need:

5 c flour (and possibly a few extra tbsps too)

1 tbsp salt

2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast (which is appx the same as 1 packet)

1 1/2 c milk at room temp

2 tbsp sugar

3 tbsp melted butter, cooled (plus some extra to coat a bowl with and brush onto the bread

2 eggs

Step 2: To Start It Off

Combine 1/4 c of milk and the yeast together.

Let it sit for about 10 minutes.

Step 3: Now Bring in the Other Star Players

Now, add the rest of the milk, sugar, salt, butter and eggs.

Mix until combined.

Step 4: Flour Power

Now, add the flour to the mixture- a little at a time- until it forms your dough.

If your dough is too sticky and won't form a dough as shown here, add 1 tbsp of flour at a time.

Step 5: Proofing and Telly Watching Time

Coat a large bowl with melted butter.

Place the dough in the bowl and toss to coat it all over.

Cover the bowl and place in an oven that has the oven light turned on to proof for 1 1/2 hours.

Step 6: Kneading

Remove from the oven and knead the dough for a couple of minutes on a lightly floured surface.

Place back in the bowl, cover it and put back in the oven (with the light still turned on) for 30 minutes.

Step 7: Punch!

Remove your dough from the oven and Punch!

Cut the dough in half and place each of your doughs into a bread pan.

Cover them back up and place again in the oven for 20 minutes.

Step 8: Butter 'em Up

Remove from the oven and brush your doughs with melted butter.

While you are doing this, preheat the oven to 400°.

Step 9: Bake!

Place the bread into the preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes, then lower the temp to 350° and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cook for a few minutes.

Step 10: Enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed this instructable!

If you try to make this, let me know how it turned out!

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